Mick Softley

Genres: Folk
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Decades: 2000s
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Michael Softley, England. A UK protest folk singer who modelled himself closely on Bob Dylan, Mick Softley made his debut for Immediate Records in 1965 with ‘I’m So Confused’. However, long-playing records suited him better, and the attendant debut album, released on Columbia Records, included some notable self-compositions. Tracks such as ‘All I Want Is A Chance’, ‘After The Third World War Is Over (Or How I Learned To Live With Myself)’ and particularly ‘The War Drags On’ revealed a songwriter of considerable potential. The latter track was later reprised by Donovan, who shared the same management team, on his Universal Soldier EP. As a testament to the enduring influence of Dylan, Songs For Swingin’ Survivors also included a version of his ‘The Bells Of Rhymney’, as well as Woody Guthrie’s ‘Plains Of The Buffalo’. His subsequent releases for Columbia, which included three albums in...

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